You have seen photos of the secret Soviet-era Tesla tower—capable of discharging as much energy as the entire USSR's power grid in 100 milliseconds—but you have never seen this like this, from a drone. Russia Today got permission to take this video of one of the most fascinating science facilities in the planet.

The facility is still operational in a forest near Moscow, where it can generate 492-foot (150-meter) artificial lightning bolts, making it "one of the world's most powerful lightning machines." Its latest job, according to RT: "lightning protection tests for Russia's Sukhoi Superjet aircraft."


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